Your Guide to Downtown Phoenix Coffee Shops
June 6, 2019 by Taylor Bishop
Where’s your favorite place to espresso yourself? Downtown Phoenix has the highest density of coffee shops in the Valley with energized places to work, hang out and savor crafted sips.
Here are 20 coffee shops in downtown that deserve the buzz:
Be Coffee & Tea
This coffee shop in monOrchid comes with a neighboring gallery and restaurant. Pictured above is their cold brew — but you can also get delicious breakfast sandwiches all day thanks to The Dressing Room.
Location: 214 E. Roosevelt St.
Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Fair Trade Cafe
Ride your bike to this Roosevelt Row hangout and stay awhile. Of course, the cafe sells fair trade coffee brews and whole beans. However, you’d be remiss if you didn’t try their tasty pastries and handcrafted ice cream.
Location: 1020 N. First Ave.
Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. / Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fillmore Coffee Co.
With plenty of tables and comfy couches, this bright shop is one of our favorite places to work from. Use their quick WiFi, sip on a locally roasted cup of joe and enjoy the cool air conditioning at the Skyline Lofts cafe.
Location: 600 N. Fourth St.
Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
You probably know this spot for either its Saturday morning open-air market or colorful macarons. But their coffee (provided in partnership with Press) is what truly fuels our love for the urban gathering place.
Feel free to bring your pup to its dog-friendly patio and stick around for lunch or dinner. Plus, students (with ID) get 20% off the check.
Location: 14 E. Pierce St.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. / Friday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Songbird Coffee & Tea House
Songbird’s friendly baristas serve a darn good pour over and other coffee and tea beverages in a remodeled 1904 house.
Location: 812 N. Third St.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Jobot Coffee & Bar
Downtown’s eclectic charm is on full display at this Roosevelt Row coffee shop and bar. Join them every Sunday for “Beats & Brunch” featuring food and drink specials.
Location: 333 E. Roosevelt St.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. / Friday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Bicycle Nomad Café
Housed in The Velo bike shop, Bicycle Nomad serves healthy snacks and espresso drinks. You can even get your beverage served in a fresh coconut upon request.
Location: 828 N. Second St.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. / Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Like the tracks not listed on an album liner, Hidden Track Café offers specialty food and beverages that extend beyond what you’ll find in chain retail and grocery stores. Try their horchata iced coffee or Japanese cold brew made daily. While you’re there you can also pick up some fine cheese, Noble Bread and pair with a bottle of wine and beer from the Hidden Track Bottle Shop next door.
Location: 111 W. Monroe St.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Conveniently located along the light rail, this coffeehouse is reminiscent of an old Victorian train station with its liveliness and convenient 24-hour service. Yes, you read that right — you can get drinks and late-night eats at any time.
Location: 718 N. Central Ave.
Hours: Open 24 hours
You’ll know that your drink was carefully curated at Cartel — with each roast hand selected by a green buyer. Grab a fresh-baked pastry or grab-and-go lunch at the coffee shop on the corner of Washington and First streets next to Kaleidoscope Juice.
Location: 1 N. First St.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Owned and operated by Matt of Matt’s Big Breakfast, this funky hangout serves java blends and light fare in a loungelike atmosphere.
Location: 1437 N. First St.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Coming up on its one year anniversary in the historic Luhrs City Center, Serafina Coffee prides itself on having the very best coffee: fair trade, locally roasted, small batch Arabica beans, all hand-blended for a sublime coffee experience. And you can’t resist their gooey cookie for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Location: 45 W. Jefferson St.
Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Take a quick break and retreat to this friendly shop — where the baristas occasionally draw fun sketches on the cups.
Location: 625 N. Seventh St.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Woah — we love the grab-and-go options at Dapper & Stout. On the left: the “dapper morn bagel sandi” with scrambled egg, cheddar and a sausage patty on a perfectly toasted bagel. Complimenting the savory sandwich is the indulgent mocha blended frappe, which is a perfect drink to cool off in the Phoenix summer heat.
Location: 201 E. Washington St. #102
Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Saturday- Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You’ll do a metaphorical bow after trying a drink at Royal Coffee Bar — with our favorites being the spicy chai latte and classic cortado. The family-owned and operated coffee bar serves specialty espresso drinks and unique pastries in a historic brick carriage house on the northeast corner of Heritage Square by the Arizona Science Center.
Location: 618 E. Adams St.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meetings in the Warehouse District wouldn’t be complete without a stop at The Larry PHX. The restaurant serves a variety of specialty beverages, sushi to-go and fresh pizzas. You can find the industrial chic space next to Galvanize, a tech education and entrepreneurship campus.
Location: 515 E. Grant St.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Just thinking about Lola’s idyllic patio and amazing pastries (you have to try their scones) makes us buzz with excitement. The small yet welcoming coffee shop is housed in a historic building — where it has brought the downtown community together since the early 2000s.
Location: 1001 N. Third Ave.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Press believes that every cup of coffee has a story to tell. With meticulously sourced beans and small-batch roasting, you can be sure that every sip is brewed to perfection.
Location: 1616 N. Central Ave., Suite 102 (at The Muse)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Sunday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Futuro at Palabra
We see a lot of caffeinated drinks in our futuro. The futuristic coffee shop’s menu is printed entirely in Spanish with drinks like the iced cajeta (espresso, caramel cream from goat milk, sea salt) and the tonico (tonic water topped with espresso).
Location: 909 N. First Street
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Downtown Phoenix is also home to five Starbucks locations for those that are committed to the chain (no shame).